My Opinion

Contact “your” Congressman 

Did you ever try to contact a member of Congress only to be confronted with the following? 

This example happens to be from Rep Jim Jordan, co-founder of the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives.

Such limitations would be fine if he only dealt with issues affecting his constituents, in this case his views on health care affect every American and his views are way off base. 

The key phrase is “Congressional courtesy dictates that Representatives be given the opportunity to assist their own constituents.” They assume you want a favor or to fix a personal problem. But this guy and every member of congress can mess up your health care, your taxes, your retirement and your country even if you don’t live in the 4th district of Ohio. 

Members of Congress hide behind their districts when it’s convenient, but they seem to forget they effectively foist their views on all Americans and that all Americans are paying their salaries and benefits. 

I am very interested in hearing your views on issues of importance to you. Due to the large volume of US Mail, email and faxes I receive, I am only able to accept messages from residents of the Fourth Congressional District of Ohio. Congressional courtesy dictates that Representatives be given the opportunity to assist their own constituents. If you are a resident of another district, I encourage you to contact your Representative in Congress by clicking the following link to find your Representative. 

Please provide the following information to help determine whether you reside within the Fourth Congressional District of Ohio. If you do not know your four digit extension for your zip code, please check the U.S. Postal Service web site for more information.

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  1. Yes absolutely. I think it is a “courtesy” that all congresspersons extend to the other 434 members … I have run into this many, many times. For example, when I tried to reach out to Senator Johnson of Wisconsin, in support of his litigation over PPACA provisions, they referred me back to my senators. Similarly, when I tried to reach out to a Democratic Senator and Congressman, both in Maryland (where I do not live), to try to get them to co-sponsor bills that were of interest to Republicans on employee benefits issues, I got turned away there as well.

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